Today’s generation does not understand a life without technology. Technology is an integral part of their lives that has been there most of their life, and they take it like ducks take to the water. For this reason, there has been a lot of debate concerning how much technology should be incorporated into education. Most people believe technology would better education, but there are some who believe it would make students lazy and over-reliant on technology. While it might seem like technology would take over students’ ability to be creative and remember things on their own, technology plays a very important role in education.
One important role of technology in education is the fact that it can be used to motivate students. Most students are addicted to technical gadgets like phones, tablets, and laptops. This is one of the reasons why most people are against incorporating technology in education. They believe it would prevent students from paying attention in class. However, these gadgets are very useful in motivating students to learn. There are different educational video games and apps that can be used to improve learning. These motivate students to learn because they can do it while operating their favorite gadgets. If incorporated in all classes, lessons would be more entertaining, and students will be more likely to remember the different concepts taught.
Technology is also important because it creates a connection between students and teachers. When a teacher is not able to make it to class, technology makes it possible for them to teach without actually having to be in the classroom. Apart from this, they are also able to give and receive assignments without having to get to class.
Through technology, students can have access to the most recent updated digital books. These books contain all the recent updated information, and they are more affordable compared to old textbooks. This improves the quality of education because everything they learn is up to date. Apart from this, they can access the books faster compared to hard copy materials.
Since technology is something all students of today’s generation have in common, they can collaborate and interact with each other on group projects because they are more fun. This improves the learning environment by making it happier and more enjoyable. It also makes it possible for every student to feel involved.